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Jowett Javelins are lovely things. @Six-cylinder has always wanted one. He has come close to getting one a few times, but so far it hasn't happened.

My grandparents used to have a grocer's shop and bought a Jowett Bradford van, the less handsome (but still pleasant) commercial sibling to the Javelin, for deliveries. My Dad took his driving test in it and was asked lots of  questions about  loading weights and other matters of commercial use, about which he hadn't a clue! He still passed though. 

Your Javelin looks great and what a nice history it has, too. Well done! 🙂

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1 minute ago, The Vicar said:

And found this period photo in the meantime. Not much to go on but judging by the woman’s dress im guessing 60s? The AA badge is still in place too

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Depending on where, could be later as fashion moved more slowly, IIRC. Any idea of the location?

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11 minutes ago, 2flags said:

Oh, not good! Are the parts still available for it? I think it has the BW35. 

There is a guy about 2 hours from home in Northern Ireland who must have about 100 land crabs lying around his farm. I’ve gotten a few parts from him already, so when I went up to him again he had this box ready for me FOC, in the name of keeping another one on the road.

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22 minutes ago, The Vicar said:

There is a guy about 2 hours from home in Northern Ireland who must have about 100 land crabs lying around his farm. I’ve gotten a few parts from him already, so when I went up to him again he had this box ready for me FOC, in the name of keeping another one on the road.

That is so lucky. It is great when fellow enthusiasts help each other out like this. 

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Wolseley has been parked out of sight for a while, to preserve my own sanity. I’ll get back to it another time. 

In the meantime I’ve really been enjoying this. Left it with my dad last week to correctly set the points, adjust the brakes and just get it up to spec, and now I can positively say that it is motoring well. Really well:

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2 hours ago, Matty said:

Is it as straight as it looks?

As straight as a javelin.

Ideally needs red tartan rug for the front seat, to keep in matching.

Had a knocking BW35 torque converter before- check it is tight to the flex plate, all the bolts on mine came loose. Tightened them up and the noise went away...

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9 hours ago, Matty said:

Is it as straight as it looks?

I suppose one would say it has “patina”

Theres a few blemishes (bubbles and paint cracks) around it, but I like it all the more for that 

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6 minutes ago, The Vicar said:

I suppose one would say it has “patina”

Theres a few blemishes (bubbles and paint cracks) around it, but I like it all the more for that 

Ah too shiny usually equals not getting used. Better a bit scruffy but bob on mechanically!

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